[bksvol-discuss] Re: Which way is best? Part 2

  • From: "Mayrie ReNae" <mayrierenae@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 4 Jan 2012 14:50:20 -0800

Hi Debby,

You said that an elipsis was used and you like that best, but you also said
you like your other example better.  I'm so confused.  I really think that
the elipsis is confusing.  

Mayrie

 

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[mailto:bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Debby Franson
Sent: Wednesday, January 04, 2012 2:28 PM
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Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Which way is best? Part 2

Hi everyone!

I checked other places in the book after I wrote the first post to see if
there was a similar situation, since I had it in the back of my mind there
was at least one other place.  There were a few.

I like what was done earlier, so I think that would be best in the situation
I ask about below.  In the other cases, no matter the context, an elipsis
was used.  I like that best.

Debby

P.S. I'll leave the original post below.  Sorry I didn't think to check
before writing the first question, (smile).

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Although what I am going to ask about concerns a blank, it's not in a form,
but just a paragraph.

The submitter used this style:

Question: What to do? Answer: At the end of the conversation, say something
like, "It's really been great talking to you. Once again, my name is
------------------ ." Then give a somewhat expectant look without actually
asking their name again. Ninety percent of intelligent life on the planet
will take it as a cue to respond with their name.

Is Jamie's way better in this situation, too?  It is:

Question: What to do? Answer: At the end of the conversation, say something
like, "It's really been great talking to you. Once again, my name is [blank
line]." Then give a somewhat expectant look without actually asking their
name again. Ninety percent of intelligent life on the planet will take it as
a cue to respond with their name.

Thanks for the advice in advance.

Debby


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